The area of Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio is another piece of art in the open sky, simply walking around in the radius of a few hundreds meters you are immerse in the majesty of ancient Florence. It’s sad to realize decades of poor administration and lack of any sense of responsibility towards the Bel Paese brought Italy to a very poor condition and you might actually wonder what Florence, a city that intellectually and financially almost ruled the world during the renaissance, would survive without the artists of that time that left us a unique treasures that keeps us going.
The square of Piazza Della Signoria
Palazzo Vecchio, la Loggia dei Lanzi, the fountain of Neptune, one of the many *copies* of the original David (which finely lives well covered and protected under a solid roof in the Galleria dell’Accademia), the beautiful palaces of populates this large square with a breathtaking panorama and an always on crowd of tourists taking pictures, conversing, admiring.
The Florence’s most famous museum: The Uffizzi
The name Uffizzi comes from the name uffici word for offices in Italian and was given for its destination for the offices of magistrates by Cosimo I dei Medici. The construction of the building started in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari with the design of Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti and was completed in 1581. It stretches from Piazza Signoria to the river Arno, it’s a must see place for every one visiting Florence so in high season prepare to long lines, even though there are some in advance booking services and tour specials to skip a bit of this line.